Alleviating effects of medical marijuana for nausea became well-known when MMJ laws were introduced in many states by the end of last millennium.
These laws allowed cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy to have its side effects (vomiting and nausea) treated through the administration of medical marijuana.
Chemotherapy Induced Nausea and Vomiting (CINV) is one of the immediate and excruciating side effects of this cancer treatment.
Many patients don’t respond to the conventional drugs prescribed for this severe side effect of chemotherapy. However, alternative medicines containing cannabinoids were studied for its benefits for the patients suffering from severe cases of nausea and vomiting.
Let’s have a look on how medical marijuana products have been scientifically studied for their management of nausea and vomiting.
Research on the Effects of Synthetic Cannabinoids for Nausea Management
A groundbreaking development occurred in the year 1985 when two synthetic cannabinoids saw the FDA approval to be used as an alternative medicine for the treatment of CINV.
Roughly 30 clinical trials were conducted, which showed that medical marijuana drugs containing those two synthetic cannabinoids were more effective for the treatment of CINV as compared to conventional dopamine inhibitor drugs.
Several mild side effects were also noted with the use of synthetic cannabinoid products such as drowsiness, low blood pressure etc. However, these conditions don’t have a detrimental and numbing effect on the users.
Mechanism of Medical Marijuana to Prevent and Manage Nausea
Research has suggested that CNIV appears when Serotonin and Dopamine bind with their respective receptors.
Medical marijuana in the form of cannabinoids blocks this binding, consequently results in the prevention of nausea and vomiting, particularly in people suffering from CNIV.
From dorsal vagal complex in the brain stem to the GI tract, the endocannabinoid receptors are present in various sites within the body, which makes medical marijuana more effective and quick in its nausea management.
Natural Medical Marijuana Products and Treatment of Nausea
Research in this domain has further extended to the effects of medical marijuana products made of natural strains. Cannabis compounds with noticeable traces of THC have been studied for its therapeutic benefits for all type of nauseating conditions including CINV.
Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is another important chemical present in the natural strains of marijuana. Like THC, it doesn’t have any psychoactive effect, making it more appropriate for the development of different medical drugs.
CBD has also been researched for its beneficial effects on nausea management in multiple studies. For instance, one study has shown that CBD reduces the degree of nicotine-induced nausea. Multiple research trials on different animals have also shown the therapeutic effects of low doses of CBD in different conditions of vomiting.
So, it is quite evident that CBD-based medical marijuana products are quite beneficial for people who are suffering from different types of nausea and vomit inductions.
You can treat your own and your loved ones’ nausea and vomiting issues with the help of CBD-based products available from a reputable MMJ store in New Mexico.